A dream come true

Creekside Tavern, one of Hoover’s newest restaurants, is the culmination of a long-held dream for city resident and owner Blake Sly.
“I’ve always wanted to do it,” he said of opening his own place. “It’s always a challenge, always. There’s never a dull moment. You always have to keep moving.”
Blake is a restaurant veteran, having worked in the field for 34 years. His wife, Margee, and family supported him in his dream, and when they walked into the old Johnny Carino’s location at Hoover’s Patton Creek shopping center, they knew they had just the place.
“The timing just worked out,” Blake said. “It’s beautiful. It’s like being in someone’s home.”
To learn more about Creekside Tavern and get a delicious recipe, peek inside the pages of the December H Life. You can find a copy at these locations.